Support us

People First Bank Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people in need throughout our community. 

Support us

We invite you to join us in helping to make a real difference in people’s lives by making a donation to support our vision:

Growing stronger communities, together. 

When you make a tax deductible donation to us, you’ll be providing so much more than money. You'll become part of the People First Bank Foundation team, a collaborative effort focused on making a positive difference to the lives of individuals and their families. 

Our team has the strength to become a leading force for good in Australia.

Together we will ensure your assistance is supported by a thorough grant selection process.  The eligible charities we support will be able to demonstrate outcomes and projected impacts to ensure our grants maximise the benefits they deliver. 

Who do we support?

The People First Bank Foundation is a Public Ancillary Fund and can provide grants to registered charitable organisations that have deductible gift recipient (DGR) status.  After an extensive review process of our membership, staff, societal issues and the location of our network, the Foundation Board has elected to focus on:

  • Positive educational and alternative pathways to help at-risk children and teenagers;
  • Health care services for vulnerable Australians and their families; and
  • Support for the economic and social wellbeing of people in regional, rural and remote communities, including in times of natural disasters. 

These three key areas allow us to have a wide ranging reach, whilst providing strong direction for our focus. 

Meet our partners
We are proud to work with an amazing collection of not-for-profit organisations.
Ways to donate

We want to make it easy for you to support the Foundation and donations can be made in a number of ways. Donations to the Foundation are fully tax deductible. Plus People First Bank funds all operational costs of the Foundation, to make sure your donations are 100% used to help those in need now, and into the future. 

Donate online today

You can donate online today through our GiveNow portal.  We use GiveNow and their secure donation platform to accept your donation online. This allows us to offer you multiple ways to make your donation through a easy-to-use platform. 

Donate via direct transfer

If you would like to make a donation via a direct transfer please email

Start a Sub-Fund

Take the next step with your charitable giving by starting a People First Bank Foundation “Sub-Fund”.

By way of a tax deductible donation, you establish a Sub-Fund within the People First Bank Foundation. Your Sub-Fund is then invested as part of the entire fund, with the aim of producing income for annual donations to eligible charities of your request.  

A Sub-Fund is a philanthropic platform for you to make a difference, both now and well into the future.
Our supporters
Our supporters

The People First Bank Foundation was established in 2018 under the Heritage Bank brand, with initial seed funding of $2 million. Heritage Bank donated an additional $1 million in 2021 to enhance the Foundation's ability to support the important work of the registered charitable organisations who receive grants. 

Now with a new name, and the collective support of the former brands, Heritage Bank and People's Choice Credit Union, the People First Bank Foundation has more support than ever. 
We will continue the great work already being done, with the generous donations from the People First Bank team and customers. Members of the business community are also encouraged to become involved by getting in touch with a Foundation Representative.